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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 1980
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Karen D.

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An instrument in the lute family that is usually plucked with a pick or with fingers. Mostly used in folk music it is very versatile for all types of music. I have many teaching techniques. I could teach a student just to strum or pick to songs, or teach you the basics of notes, chords, theory, rhythm and soloing. How ever you like to learn I will be there for you.

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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Stacie J.
Karen obviously loves the piano & guitar. She’s probably an excellent teacher for those instruments. Why do I say that? That’s what she talked about! She spent half my lesson trying to convince me to learn one of those instruments. Could work on listening skills! Not even sure if she owns a set of bongos herself. Didn’t start teaching me anything until last 10 min & then I had to leave early anyway. So 50 min out of 60 and about 5 I actually learned a few things I could have been practicing for at least 30 min of class. Use her if you want to learn something else other than bongos.
John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
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Adam S.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $44
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor's in Music from Hampshire College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Adam S.

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I am the President of mandolin New England, a 501c3 non-profit mandolin organization. I teach mandolin, mandola, Mando cello and octave mandolin. I got my BA in music in 1985 and started teaching mandolin in 1986. I play with a bluegrass band, a Celtic band, and in a classical mandolin ensemble. I am very excited to offer online mandolin lessons to my students now

About Adam

I have a ba in music and have been teaching adults and teenagers how to play the mandolin since 1986. I am a co-founder and the president of mandolin New England a 501c3 non-profit mandolin organization that provides online workshops, classes and performances by mandolin orchestras in western Mass a

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Wes
I have had Adam Sweet as a mandolin teacher for seven years. I have always been impressed by his knowledge, expertise, and patience. He's a great teacher!
Dallas
Adam is a thoughtful, kind, and attentive mandolin teacher! I would recommend him to anyone!
Nancy
Adam is a very knowledgeable and proficient mandolin (and violin) teacher and player. He is well-versed in all styles of music- Celtic, bluegrass and classical. I have learned more from him in a relatively short time than I had learned from my previous teachers (2).
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Rachel C.

46 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks German, English
  • Awarded Music Teacher of the Year from Toledo City Paper
  • Music Education (Orchestra) from Bowling Green State University
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Rachel C.

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I have taught music for 10 years and believe students should get to play what they want to play! Students are asked to come up with a list of songs and/or artists they would love to play. Through teaching chords, note reading and theory, the song possibilities are endless! I also can help the aspiring singer/mandolin player to be able to both play and sing simultaneously.

About Rachel

Hello there! I'm Rachel C., a bass player and singer on the stage who also enjoys playing and teaching all stringed instruments. I have a degree from Bowling Green State University (Ohio) in Music Education. I've taught lessons for over 10 years and truly love working with eager students of all ages

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Trishna C.
Rachel is a very talented teacher.She is very encouraging and supportive. She can make learning fun. My daughter absolutely loves her sessions.
Todd
Rachel's amazing. She is definitely teaching an old dog new tricks.
Peter W.
Best instructor ever. Very patient. Knows how to handle an old guy like me. My playing doesn't really deserve someone as good, but I'm thankful to have her.
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John B.

111 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Bachelor of Music from Howard University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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John B.

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While studying the mandolin, you'll learn how to read music in standard notation, tablature form or both. You will also learn how to play various chords, scales rhythmic patterns and improvisation while implementing them into various styles of music including, Bluegrass, Country, Basso Nova. or Blues.

About John

I have been playing for about 35 years and teaching music and guitar for 25 years. I have a Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Classical guitar. I've taught at the University level and currently maintain a professional studio in Arlington, Virginia. I am very well versed in many different styles of music

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Annie
John is the best! He is super kind, patient, and friendly and he'll meet you where you are skill-wise so that improving at your instrument is fun and not intimidating! :-)
Felicia
John was awesome. This is my first time playing acoustic guitar, and he broke it down and made it palatable for me to chew!
Eugene N.
John is great!
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Speedy B.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors degree in Business Management from University of Redlands
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Speedy B.

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I teach Mandolin using the Suzuki method and then branch out into into bluegrass mandolin playing. The mandolin is tuned like a violin double strings. So the left hand fingering is the same as the violin and the picking is similar to the guitar. If you play the violin then the main thing you need to learn is the right hand picking. If you play the guitar then you will need to learn the left hand fingering. Mandolin is a fun instrument to learn and to play.

About Speedy

I have been teaching music for over fifty years. I have taught many professional teachers and students over the years. I have played professionally in Many Classical and Jazz groups. My quick start method gets beginners playing music right away. I studied classical violin from Don Samuleson, Profe

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Steven C.
I felt that Speedy was patient and understood how to teach to encourage continued enjoyment.
Preston S.
Wonderful with beginners! Very patient. Had a great experience. Thank you!
Stefanie
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Jesse W.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Master's of Music - Jazz Studies from University of North Texas
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
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Jesse W.

2 Reviews
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Learn Chords and Solo Techniques
Learn How to Read Music
Learn Bluegrass Tunes and Melodies
Learn Bach on Mandolin!

About Jesse

Hi! I have been teaching lessons of all skill levels and styles to students of all ages for the last 8 years. I have a Masters in Music from UNT as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Music from TCU. I always put the interests of the student first, and structure each lesson to best fit their needs. The s

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Madison
Jesse is a great teacher, excited for more lessons!
Miracle Lindskog L.
Mr. Jesse is a very effective teacher and my 16 year old daughter has progressed very quickly in playing classical guitar and violin in just under two years. The lessons are very productive while still being very enjoyable. I'd recommend him for both for students who are learning a new instrument or already have a musical background.

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"Very patient and persistent! Awesome instructor!"
Cindi
Took Mandolin lessons from Victor S.
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"Damien explains the concept very well and asks questions to find out how much I already know. He tailors the classes to my abilities (I used to play piano and guitar) and interests. I am inspired to practise the techniques so I can play the music I chose. Just my third lesson and Damien is already introducing “improvisation” and that I was ready as long as I practise my scales. Being taught by Damien is exhilarating. Very blessed."
Mona
Took Mandolin lessons from Damien S.
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"Chris accommodated where I am as a musician and tailored our lessons to best help me do what I want to do - learn base lines and rhythm. He prepared for each lesson and presented me with new material that was exactly what I needed. He was laid back, knowledgeable, and accommodating of my jumping all over the place as I experiment. Excellent teacher."
Corey
Took Mandolin lessons from Chris C.
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"I "shopped around" for a great teacher on this site.

For many new lesson takers, not only do you have no clue about your instrument, you aren't even sure what makes a great teacher!

So here are some things to look out for in a first lesson:

Your teacher should be personable and interested in your musical experience and taste. Ask them what they like! You might hear something you want to learn.

If you mention some level of experience, they will ask you to play something you either know or have been working on. This is important!

Then, preferably, they will ask why you have chosen your instrument and what you want to be able to do with it (i.e. do you want to play in a band, or just play your favorite songs for your family gatherings).

All of this allows you to relax and not worry too much about performing too much during your first lesson.

More importantly, it gives the instructor a clear path on how to work with YOU. The more they know about your current level, the better your experience and learning progress will be.

For absolute beginners, I would hope that they have a simple melody for you to learn right then and there by watching and playing with them.

Well, Justin knocked it out of the park! And then some.

He showed that he is willing to customize teaching to your style, as well.

I learn by ear, so he knew how to use that as an advantage for learning the fretboard and notes. Instead of giving me a paper with chords on it, he challenged me to use my knowledge and play around more thoughtfully to figure out what the names are for notes and chords I'm already playing.

Please, don't hesitate to work with Justin. The price is beyond fair! Especially since other teachers in the same price ranges are between 2-4 stars.

Thanks, Justin!"
Isaiah
Took Mandolin lessons from Justin M.
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"The way Tara presents traditional tunes is straightforward and easy to digest, while staying as true to the tune as possible. Super friendly, and really easy to work with."
Aidan
Took Mandolin lessons from Tara L.
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"Lesson 1 was Great! Ryan assessed my skills first and reviewed the foundation. He zoned in on details that I need to be mindful of when playing. He gave me homework to work on which is good. I took notes because I value his guidance and suggestions. In conclusion, Ryan is a patient and knowledgable teacher and you should take lessons with him because it is fun to learn more and hear the difference after you play it!"
Kathy
Took Mandolin lessons from Ryan B.
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"Kelvin has a great way of getting the most out of my playing and inspires me to do better. Very encouraging, very enjoyable!"
Jack
Took Mandolin lessons from Kelvin L.
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"I have learned quite a bit in the short time we have been meeting. He is patient as well as instructive. But more than anything, I’m having a great deal of fun with my fledgling skill sets. He’s a fabulous instructor!!!"
Joyce
Took Mandolin lessons from Victor S.
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"Jeff rocks!

Jeff took me from a raw beginner to a performer. He's unique in that he tailors his teachings to YOUR needs and then does what it takes to help you reach your goal. Additionally, if you want a teacher who relates to your musical sensibilities, Jeff's the man. His immense and eclectic music collection indicates a very wide range of musical appreciation. Can't say enough, if need hand holding or a taskmaster you can't do better. If you're not local Jeff's worth the drive."
Kevin
Took Mandolin lessons from Jeff S.
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"I have been playing the mandolin for about four years now and have had several different teachers, of which Marc is by far the best one I have had. I wish I had started with him. Marc is very patient and works with you to bring out your best effort. He challenges me with interesting music to play, helps me to understand the piece and shows me different ways to finger the notes. When I started with Marc two months ago I was playing hornpipes and dances and now I've moved up to Bach and Vivaldi. Marc is also an accomplished instrument maker."
David
Took Mandolin lessons from Marc D.
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